4 reasonably priced housing complexes are as a consequence of open in Greensboro this yr

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GREENSBORO, NC – Four affordable housing complexes are currently under construction in Greensboro.

According to the city’s annual neighborhood development report, the apartment complexes will offer hundreds of affordable units.

Ole Asheboro, Foxworth II, Muirs Landing and Printworks lofts open in 2020 and offer rents below 60 percent of the area’s median income.

Brett Byerly, the executive director of the Greensboro Housing Coalition, said the complexes will help meet the need for affordable, safe housing, but more is needed.

“It’s a drop in the bucket compared to the needs we have,” he said. “The number that came out a few years ago is that we have 26,000 cost-burdened households in Greensboro.”

Byerly stated that costly households pay more than 30 percent of their income for their rent.

“The rent is ridiculous Greensboro, the rent is ridiculous,” said Jamel Womack. “I actually looked for myself and the rent here is terrible.”

Womack’s mother recently moved to Ryan Ridge, an affordable complex on Rehobeth Church Road that opened in 2019.

“It’s spacious, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, it’s handicap accessible, she needed it,” he said of the apartment. “I really appreciated new devices.”

Byerly hopes to see cheaper options in Greensboro.

“It’s a tremendous solution for the 200 people who can go live in these units and no longer have to pay for it,” he said. “So much more needs to be done that demand outweighs what we can currently produce.”

The complexes are scheduled to open between June and September 2020. The Elmsley Trail won’t open until 2021.

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